Clayton Robert Hill loved singing, travel

Mr. Hill earned a bachelor's degree in industrial arts with a minor in mathematics from Southwest Missouri State in 1952 after graduating from Excelsior Springs High School.

Nell Atchley, 103, of Columbia enjoyed life and family

Curly Joe Harper soulfully contributed to the Columbia blues community

Curly Joe Harper died Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012. He was 63.

Mickie Jenkins enjoyed helping others

Mickie Jenkins of Columbia died Friday, Nov. 23, 2012. She was 88.

Mickie Jenkins contributed time, service to Columbia

Mickie Jenkins worked as realtor for Mendenhall Realty, in Columbia Public Schools and at Buchroeder Jewelers. 

MU sophomore's friends, coaches remember her distinctive personality

Friends, teammates and coaches share their memories of Emily Ferguson, an MU sophomore and a graduate of Kirkwood High School.

Marie Magdalene Crenshaw loved travel, tea and MU

Marie Magdalene Crenshaw of Columbia died Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012. She was 95.

Michelle Morrow loved travel, reading

Ms. Morrow studied abroad in New Zealand and graduated from MU with a biological science degree in 2010.

Ruth Buescher enjoyed bowling, family and friends

Ruth Buescher of Mesa, Ariz., formerly of Columbia, died Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012. She was 85.

Karen Jane Cox loved family, cats and dogs

Karen Jane Cox of Columbia died Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012, at the age of 57.

James Vernon Lamb was Word War II veteran, gemologist

James Vernon Lamb, 90, of Columbia died Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012. He served in World War II as a medical corpsman. When he returned, he operated Lamb's Jewelry with his brother for 30 years as a gemologist and master watchmaker.

Clarence Richard Castleman enjoyed playing the guitar

Clarence Richard Castleman, 69, of Hallsville died Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012. His family will hold visitation from 1 to 2 p.m. Tuesday at Memorial Funeral Home.

William Pingelton served country, worked as OB-GYN

Dr. William B. Pingelton of Columbia died Monday, Dec. 3, 2012. He was 88.

Frank R. Dexheimer enjoyed hunting, classical music

Dr. Frank R. Dexheimer of Columbia died Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2012. He was 85.

Beulah E. Clemons was longtime Order of the Eastern Star member

Beulah Clemons described as giving, caring person involved in church and her children's activities.

David Jonassen was award-winning professor of educational psychology

Mr. Jonassen of Columbia died Sunday, Dec. 2, 2012, after a two-year-long battle with advanced stage lung cancer. He was 65.

J. Barton Boyle was a loyal supporter of his community

J. Barton Boyle of Columbia died Sunday, Dec. 2, 2012. He was 79.

Joyce Ann Crouch Waterbury died at the age of 53

Mrs. Waterbury lived in Paquin Tower where she had many friends. She was involved in the ceramics program and enjoyed playing dominoes and Wii Bowling with other residents.


Longtime Columbia resident was always helping others

Wilma Iris Via is remembered for her giving manner that touched people's hearts. She was 90.


Dr. Venkataseshu Kuppuswamy Ganjam lived life with passion for teaching

In 1981, Dr. Ganjam accepted a job at MU where he was a professor of veterinary biomedical sciences